Patan About this sound pronunciation was a capital of Gujarat
in medieval times. It is the administrative seat of Patan District in the Indian state of Gujarat and administered by municipality. The city contains many Hindu and Jain Temples
as well as few mosques, dargahs and rojas. The city has many historical places also.
The modern city:
Presently, Patan is home to the Hemchandracharya North Gujarat University
named after the famous polymath Acharya Hemachandra. It was previously known as North Gujarat University
. Patan is a prominent medical centre in the North Gujarat with almost 200 practicing medical professionals. It also has Medical College on the way to Balisana. Patan serves as a central market place for local farmers.
The patola saree is one of the finest hand-woven sarees produced today. This is a specialty of Patan, and is famous for extremely delicate patterns woven with great precision and clarity. A patola sari takes 4 to 6 months to make, depending on how complicated the designs is and if the length is 5 or 6 metre.
There are many Toursist Attractions including Forts, Vavs (Step Wells), Talavs (Lakes) and places of worship and unity of Gujarvada youth club and also patan patola.
The only remains of Old City of Patan in the form of a very small portion of Old Fort near Kalka on the outskirts of the New City is of historical and archeological importance. So is the case with the remains of the walls of new fort and the Darwajas (Gates) of the new fort which are fast disappearing. Unfortunately, administration as well as a majority of local people show little interest in preserving these heritage places which are shrinking at a rapid pace. Fortunately, the inner fort of Bhadra with its Darwajas (Gates) is preserved well. However, with the transfer of all Government and Administrative machinery from Bhadra how long it will be preserved is unclear.
Step wells include Rani-ki-Vav and Trikam Barot ni Vav. Lakes include historically and archeologically important Sahastralinga Tank, Anand
Sarovar (Gungadi Talav) and Khan Sarovar. There are many places of significance on religious, historical or architerctural grounds.
12 darwajas in patan:
Bagwado, Chhidiya, Mira, Aghar, Kothakooe, Phatipaal (fatipal), Ghoonghdi, Kanasda ( also known as Kalika), Khansarovar, Motishah, Bhathi, 12th is a window ( unknown name).